Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support and prayers. I really was able to feel the peace of God through out the day. Sending the kids off this morning was one of the hardest things I've ever done, I had a hard time not bursting into tears when they walked out the door, but we stood and prayed together this morning and asked God's protection and put ourselves into His very capable hands. The day went well with only small reminders of the seriousness of it. The no backpacks or purses, coats left in lockers and classroom doors locked with no student allowed to answer a knock at the door were subtle signs that extra care needed to be taken today. Praise God all stayed normal and quiet. All children went home safe and sound!
This whole incident truly brought to the forefront how much it truly is God & not ourselves, who controls our days, numbers our days and who has us written in the palm of His hand. It has also reminded me that I am not made to carry burdens and cares on my own and that He wants us to cast all our cares upon Him and how sometimes I need to be vulnerable enough to ask for help in the prayer area. Thank you so much for surrounding us and remembering us tomorrow too!